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American Crafts at CHA | Part 4

Going to CHA last year was one of the highlights of my year. I  had so much fun with my friend Rachel checking out all the new products. With CHA 2017 (renamed Creativation) coming up soon I wanted to finish up my CHA review from last year with American Crafts. American Crafts is the powerhouse…

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Update and I’m back!

5 months since my last post. So much has been going on, mostly surrounding Grad School and Internship and other big transitions for my family. I’ve struggled to maintain a dedicated meditation practice. I am getting back to it and am currently on an 8 day streak. As always, I have noticed the difference. I…

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New-To-Me at CHA | Part 3

Another big break between blogging, but I’m not quitting. =) Instead, I’m getting back in the groove and finishing up my CHA review over the next couple days. In this CHA edition I’m talking about new-to-me craft and scrap companies. You can check out my earlier CHA posts here: Part 1 | Part 2 NEW-TO-ME…

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CHA on Trend | Part 2

International Scrapbook Day on May 7 came and went. What kind of projects did you work on? I spent time at the Simple Scrapper crop hosted by Jamie Leija. A crop is a gathering of scrapbookers usually over a day or a weekend. No idea where that name came from. It was a fun day…

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Mindfulness on Mother’s Day

Mindfulness is an important practice in my daily life. It helps keep me present and steady through the ups and downs of day-to-day. On holidays like Mother’s Day my mindfulness practice becomes invaluable. When you’ve lost a loved one and there’s a day dedicated to the celebration of that person, emotions can run high. Not…

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CHA on interNational Scrapbook Day | Part 1

Today is interNational Scrapbooking Day! I’ll be spending the day hanging out with Jamie Leija and the rest of the Simple Scrapper crew. I’ve even contributed a prize package of some goodies from CHA. Join us all weekend long! In honor of today, I’m flashing back to the BIG scrapbooking event of the season…CHA! If you’ve been following…

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Take a Moment…for an Update

How are you? I have missed this writing space! This week I created a good plan for myself  to get back to regular posting. I even started using a new planner that has helped me stay on track. I am hopeful that I can maintain this momentum so I can keep writing in this space…

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What a Year It Will Be | Looking Ahead to 2016 and…It’s My Anniversary!

As exciting and transformative as 2015 was, I truly believe that 2016 will be even more amazing! A mindful reflection on last year was so helpful in seeing and celebrating all the wonderful things that happened and all the progress that was made. However, a deep-dive reflection almost seems incomplete without at least a little bit…

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Take a Moment | 22

In the Take a Moment series, I encourage you to take a moment for some creativity, mindfulness, and vulnerability. I add in some inspiration, share new ideas I’m learning, and let you know about interesting things I find along the way. Enjoy! This was a fun week. Our oldest was home from school. We welcomed spring and…

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One Little Word 2016

The One Little Word (OLW) project was started a few years ago by popular memory keeper, Ali Edwards. Instead of making New Years Resolutions she encourages you to choose a word that will help set an intention and tone for your year. This year-long project is a great example of mindful memory keeping. I first…